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Or pensate, amanti cori, che le gioie più soavi quelle son de' primi amori sul bel fiore dell'età. Ai momenti dilettosi sieguon poi le cure gravi, e i contenti de' riposi sono gioie d'amistà.
- by Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687 - 1765) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), "Or pensate, amanti cori", HWV 42 (1741), first performed 1741 [ violins, soprano voice, and continuo ], from opera Deidamia, no. 32 [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Now consider, loving hearts", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2018-05-10
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Now consider, loving hearts, that the sweetest of joys are those of first love, which come in the flowering of age. Following these delightful moments, grave cares then proceed apace, and one finds content and repose merely in the joys of friendship.
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2019 by Andrew Schneider, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
This text was added to the website: 2019-11-18
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